Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 at 3:20 pm  |  29 responses

2010-11 All-Rookie Teams Announced

No big surprises after considering the entire season’s body of work. First- and Second-Teamers — and other players receiving votes — are below. Point totals follow each player’s name and team.


Blake Griffin, Clippers 58; John Wall, Wizards, 57; Landry Fields, Knicks, 56; DeMarcus Cousins, Kings, 54; Gary Neal, Spurs, 44


Greg Monroe, Pistons, 42; Wesley Johnson, TWovles, 26; Eric Bledsoe, Clippers, 19; Derrick Favors, Jazz, 18; Paul George, Pacers, 12

Other players receiving votes: Ed Davis, Toronto, 10; Evan Turner, Philadelphia, 12; Jordan Crawford, Washington, 12; Gordon Hayward, Utah, 7; Omer Asik, Chicago, 6; Patrick Patterson, Houston, 5; Al-Farouq Aminu, Clippers, 3; Tiago Splitter, San Antonio, 3; Trevor Booker, Washington, 1; Christian Eyenga, Cleveland, 1; Ekpe Udoh, Golden State, 1.

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  • ZoomZoom


    KOBE= G.O.A.T

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Pretty weak rookie class, in my opinion. With the exceptions of John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, and of course Blake (!!!!!!!).
    Gary Neal surprised quite a few people though.

  • lp

    What?!!? He was stuffed under the Hawks bench for half the year! Do u guys watch basketball?

  • http://www.nba.com K Dub

    Yea i agree with Rigo this class is not the strongest except for Blake John and Demarcus…Paul George should have gotten more votes tho he is a solid rookie

  • http://www.nba.com K Dub

    And Dang low key i forgot about Evan turner lol he was the 2nd pick of the draft total bust he didnt even make the all rookie 2nd team smh

  • http://www.nba.com K Dub

    I forgot to say what happened to Evan turner lol he was the 2nd pick of the draft you dont hear his name at all anymore i honestly forgot about him total bust smh…….. didnt even make the 2nd team

  • Riggs

    maybe he’s the type of rookie who blossoms more after a few more years in the league. I know he’s going to get better once iggy leaves.

  • dsleepy

    i’m just happy to see 3 wiz players got selected/voted for

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    How the He11 is Greg Monroe not on the 1st team? That’s a freaking joke. Landry Fields gets progressivly worse as the season goes on, yet Greg Monroe continually improved…Gary Neal is a 1 dimensional, dime-a-dozen gaurd, yet Greg Monroe was a versitle Center who was the best player on his team by the end of the season. No rookie since Chris Webber in 1994 scored more points per game on a higher shooting percentage. No starting-level rookie big man has ever posted such a low turnover percentage. How does a stat line of 9.5 ppg (on 55% shooting), 7.4 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.2 spg, 1.01tpg get overlooked for a Neal’s 9.8 ppg (on 45% shooting), 2.5 rpg, 1.2 apg, .3 spg, 1 tpg?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Monroe was no worse than the 4th best rookie this year…Should go like this

    Blake Griffin
    John Wall
    Demarcus Cousins
    Greg Monroe

    Although you get make a very legit argument that Monroe had a better rookie year than Cousins.

  • Glenn

    The Moose got robbed.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Wayno – I do think Monroe deserved first-team also, but maybe voters were more impressed with how Neal performed on a (we thought at the time) title contender and in more high-pressure situations?

  • KoBynum716

    Monroe should DEFINITELY be on the first team and Neal on the second. And Derrick Favors should just be an honorable mention, Ed Davis is better imo.

  • TheBarberShop

    Patrick Patterson has a pretty bright future.. the last couple months when he got some decent minutes, he produced significantly to the Rockets.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    @ Rigo: Definitely not a weak draft class. Patrick Patterson and Ed Davis played pretty big roles for their teams this season, and will eventually start some day (Ed Davis will probably start right away next season). Both have All-Star potential.
    Greg Monroe is the best draft pick the Pistons have made this decade besides Tayshaun Prince, and pretty much everyone on those two All-Rookie teams will be starting or playing big roles for their teams (ie. Neal). And those other cats who received votes are all looking very solid–don’t sleep on Gordon Hayward either. And you of all people know how good Asik can be.
    I’d say it was a pretty damn good draft class.

  • http://nicekicks.com meloman2.0

    no raptor love for Ed Davis? no Wiz love for JCraw? mockery

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    I could see that as an argument, but there is still no way Neal deserves to be on the 1st team over Monroe. Monroe has him beat in all the major statistical categories except for scoring (only by .3 ppg) and Detroit didn’t even run any plays for him on offense. Not to mention that his season average is not an accurate reflection of how well he was playing be the end of the season. From the all-star break to the end of the season he averaged something like 13ppg and 10 rpg.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Ugh that got me all worked up…I know Detroit sucked this year and everything, but him not making the 1st team is just adding insult to injury on what was a pretty awful year for Detroit.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    @Teddy – I should’ve been more specific, this was a rookie class as far as year one goes.
    @Wayno – I been a huge Monroe fan since he was in high school. LOVE his passing game. Not making first-team won’t matter in a few years when he’s probably having a better career than Neal and Fields.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    *weak rookie class

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I was with Wayno until he compared Monroe and Demarcus.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    @ Allen – Cousins has a higher cieling without a doubt, but Monroe was more efficient and played fewer minutes than Cousins. I just said you could make an argument for putting Monroe above him, but I definitely wouldn’t call it a sure thing. Cousins, stats were a bit better, but he shot 43% from the field and averaged 3.3 tpg.

  • http://www.ypblogspot.com yprichb

    Weak draft class is right but just looking at averages Evan Turner did better than Bledsoe and George. He didn’t play nearly the minutes he should’ve. As a sixers fan I’m looking for a big year #2 from ET for being slighted this past year. Looked good against MIA in the playoffs.

  • ai come back

    ed davis and crawford had nowhere near as good a season as monroe did guy with huge upside i think is wes johnson

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Y’all think this is weak, just imagine the rookie class of next year.

  • Hugh Jass

    It’s a weak rookie class but I think the future is bright for a lot of them including guys like Wes Johnson, Evan Turner and Ekpe Udoh.
    As for the all rookie team I would have Monroe in the first team and replace Favours and Bledsoe with Davis and Crawford (he killed it after the trade!).

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Ah, okay then I agree Rigo. Yeah, a lot of these guys haven’t found a niche yet.

  • Morgan

    cosign BlackPhantom, next years Rookie-Sophmore game isn’t looking promising…

  • matt

    once again, tdot gets snubbed. Ed Davis gets snubbed. It’s okay, more motivation for the future PF of the raps. He’ll be the best big we’ll ever have.